Royal Castle of Amboise

5 minutes by car - Royal residence which saw François 1st grow up, the Royal Castle of Amboise overlooks and offers a breathtaking view of the Loire, the island d'Or and the city center. Built in the 15th and 16th centuries by Charles VIII, Louis XII and François 1st, it is the first royal residence of the French Renaissance and houses the tomb of Leonardo da Vinci in its chapel.

Château of Clos Lucé

2 minutes by car - This 16th century castle, was Leonardo Da Vinci's last residence. It now houses numerous models of the works of this Italian genius. Travel through 800 years of history and enter the world of Leonardo da Vinci at the Château du Clos Lucé, where he lived the last 3 years of his life.

Château Gaillard

2 minutes by car. This small Italian palace surrounded by the first gardens of the French Renaissance was rediscovered and after 5 years of renovation opened its doors to the public . Dreamed up and built by Charles VIII on his return from the Italian Campaigns in 1496, the Royal Domain of Château Gaillard was the property of 3 kings of France, Charles VIII, Louis XII and François 1st. Château Gaillard is an evocative, inhabited palace, furnished in the spirit of the First Italian Renaissance.

The Pagode of Chanteloup

5 minutes by car - The Pagode of Chanteloup, an architectural craziness from the 18th century, is located in the heart of the Loire castles, within a 14-hectare park. The only remains to the castle of the Duke of Choiseul destroyed in 1823, the Pagode offers from the top of its 40 meters height, a magnificent panorama over the castle of Amboise, the forest and the Loire Valley. Discover the small Chinese garden inviting meditation and the calm of a boat ride on the large pond of water.

Mini Castles Park

2 minutes by car - Travel through centuries of architecture while strolling through a 2-hectare wooded park, and discover the jewels of French heritage: 41 of the most beautiful castles of the Loire reproduced identically in miniature.. Not to mention their beautiful flower gardens. Ready for an unforgettable ride through time punctuated with attractions for young and old?

Grand Aquarium of Touraine

5 minutes by car - The Grand Aquarium of Touraine is the largest freshwater aquarium in Europe. Come and discover all these ecosystems through 70 aquariums. And to finish, dive at 25°C in the tropical seas to discover marine biodiversity through portholes.

Market of Amboise

The weekly markets of Amboise take place on the market square, on the banks of the Loire. The famous, vibrant Sunday morning market has nearly 200 diverse traders. Elected in 2015 as France's favourite market.

Hot Air Balloon Ride

The Loire Valley seen from the sky! Every morning and evening (depending on the weather) during the tourist season, hot air balloon rides are organised from Amboise. Enjoy an unprecedented view of the châteaux of the Loire Valley and surrounding area.

Royal Destinies

5 minutes by car at the Royal Castle of Amboise - 1 hour and 15 minutes - A humorous journey through historical events witnessed at this magical place and organised by Hisloire. Every Wednesday and Saturday from July the 13th to August the 31st. The Royal Court and the villagers await you at the Royal Castle of Amboise to relive the splendor of the French Renaissance.

Chenonceau Castle

15 minutes by car - This is the most visited private monument in France. Chenonceau Castle is famous for its magnificent gardens as well as for its design elegantly traversing over the river Cher. Originally taken under the royal household by Francois 1st as a payment of debt, the Chateau under King Henry 2nd became known as Château des Dames after gifting it not to the Queen but instead Diane de Poitiers and later the residency of other French noble women. During the great war it was converted into a military hospital with more than 2,200 soldiers being treated there.

Beauval Zoo

40 minutes by car - Rated the 4th best zoo in the world! Embark on an unforgettable stay to meet more than 35,000 animals from all over the world, settled in the 20 territories of the ZooParc. Beauval Nature association was created to implement, develop and support conservation actions for the preservation of global biodiversity, as well as scientific research programs to better understand animals and protect them.